Managing Licenses with Altiris 7.1 SP2
Question 1: I would like to know how much license management can be done through Altiris 7.1 SP2 on various platforms (Windows, Linux, HP-UX and Solaris)?
Here is my understanding, please correct me if I am wrong:
You can manage licenses either through CMS or AMS but the methodologies are different:
- CMS and AMS use the Inventory Solution to gather software information.
- CMS uses the Symantec Management Console enhanced views to perform operations like Manage Software, Add License Purchase and Add Software Product.
- With AMS you get more options than CMS. Like create Software Product item, resource, purchase, renewal information, and track them
Question 2: AMS says that "you can create and manage the software products that are not installed in your environment." In what scenario can this be useful
Question 3a:Can AMS or CMS auto-detect all the softwares installed in Windows, Linux, HP-UX and Solaris?
Question 3b:Can I manage every information and track software licenses for every software in Windows, Linux, HP-UX and Solaris? Can I do that with both CMS and AMS?
Question 4: What part does application metering play in terms of license management? Does application metering work the same in Windows, Linux, HP-UX and Solaris?
I hope my questions are clear to understand. Please notify otherwise.